Lessons learned at Regatta

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NORTH LIMA, Ohio (WKBN) — Sophomores at South Range High School set sail in the 16th annual Raider Regatta on Monday.

More than 100 English students were divided into groups of two to six and instructed to make boats using only cardboard and duct tape.

For three weeks, they constructed their vessels using all the skills they learned in math, science and art.

Once completed, the students took the boats to the lake behind the Old South Range High School in North Lima to see how “sea” worthy they were.

While the lesson was fun, teachers hope the students will learn the importance of team building.

“Businesses and universities want students who can work together in a collaborative and cooperative manner in order to accomplish a goal that they have not thought of before. So, it’s getting them to think, and think outside the box,” said teacher Laura Elder.

A total of 28 boats were part of the Raider Regatta.

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